My sister, Emily, got married on March 3, 2014. She and my amazing brother-in-law, Kevin, celebrated their one-year anniversary as “The McCarthys” a week ago. As of yesterday, they have now entered into a new chapter of married life, which is the loss of a parent. Kevin’s mother passed away.
Kevin is the youngest of 7 siblings from Tipperary, Ireland. Last July, while I was living in England, I was blessed to take a trip to Ireland and meet Kevin’s family. We joke that I was the spokesperson for the Rodgers family as they actually hadn’t met my sister (their daughter/sister-in-law) yet. Because Emily and Kevin work in the equestrian world, it’s difficult for them to take time off since horses, like people, need to be fed everyday. Emily did eventually get to travel to Ireland to meet her in-laws.
I am praying for Kevin’s family this week. From meeting them only for a few short days, I observed a loving tenderness between the McCarthy family members that is a beautiful reflection of God’s love. I pray that God wraps his arms of comfort around them in their grief and that he welcomes Kevin’s mother into his kingdom with a joyous celebration.
Please join me in praying for my sister and brother-in-law that they may be comforted and that God will use this difficult time to strengthen their young marriage and grow them deeper in love and dedication to each other and to God.
Thank you for your prayers.